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Mat Wright

Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher's career opportunities.

Researchers that reside in the partner country can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in the UK. 

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

Duration of visit: 4-6 weeks

Priority areas: Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the guidelines document (available in the download section).

ODA requirement: All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare (see guidelines for further information) of the partner country. 

Partner Country

South Africa

Eligibility Criteria

• Applicants must be based either in the partner country listed above, and be affiliated with a recognised publicly funded research establishment or public or private Higher Education Institution. For-profit organisations are not eligible to receive any grant funds. Please see list of eligible UK research institutions available from the download section.

• Travel may only be from the partner country to the UK. 

• Generally Travel Grants are only open to early-career researchers. Please read the guidelines for further information and contact us if you are in doubt.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the guidelines document available from the download section below for full eligibility criteria.

This call is now closed

Information for applicants 

If you have submitted an application, you will receive further communication regarding the eligibility outcome of your application by early September 2019. 

Please expect to receive an email from GMT.admin@gmt.britishcouncil.org - please check your spam/junk folder and add this email address and UK-Researcherlinks@britishcouncil.org to your safe senders list for future email communications.

If you have not received an email by early September, please email UK-ResearcherLinks@britishcouncil.org quoting your application ID reference number.